Bolivia, 06 de Diciembre 2016
Fuente: El Deber - BO
La Gobernación de Santa Cruz envió 17 toneladas de alimentos a familias afectadas por las riadas y la sequía.
Las 50 familias del municipio de Lagunillas damnificadas por el rebalse de las quebradas Mocomocal y La Peña recibirán 1,3 toneladas de alimentos no perecederos, consistentes en harina, arroz, fideo, sal y aceite.
Bolivia, 06 de Diciembre 2016
Fuente: La Razon
Las intensas lluvias registradas en el país, entre el el 26 de noviembre y el 3 de diciembre, ocasionaron el fallecimiento de ocho personas entre los departamentos de Chuquisaca, Cochabamba y La Paz, según un último reporte de Defensa Civil. El temporal también dejó 600 familias afectadas por la pérdida de sus viviendas o cultivos.
Port-au-Prince - It has now been two months since Hurricane Matthew devastated southwest Haiti, and thousands of people are still without adequate food, safe drinking water and shelter.
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is concerned about the deterioration of living conditions, particularly in the departments of Grand'Anse, Sud and Nippes, all of which were affected by the hurricane.
Tzu Chi’s humanitarian aid to the survivors after typhoon Haiyan (known as Yolanda in Philippines) has lasted for over 3 years from 2013 until now. Relief projects includes food distributions, cash for relief, housing projects, vocational training programs, rebuilding projects, environmental projects, medical services, volunteer training programs, etc. Though Tacloban city, the most damaged area in the typhoon, is far away form Manila, there is no distance too far that it cannot be reached to a loving heart.
In mid-October heavy rains hit central Vietnam and Quang Binh Province's Tuyen Hoa community. Over 1000 homes faced flooding of nearly three meters. They were forced to evacuate their homes. Many of their homes and possessions were ruined, including their food stores of rice.
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In Cambodia, the rainy season is usually from May to October. But this year, though it was nearing the end of the rainy season, a bout of torrential rain in mid-October caused severe flooding in the west of Phnom Penh. Half a month has passed, Dangkao County, the worst hit area, the floodwaters have yet to recede.
Recently Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation in Cambodia shipped rice from Taiwan and distributed it to the flood victims in Dangkao, so they could have food to eat.
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Following the devastation of Haiti after Hurricane Matthew in October 2016, the Dominican Red Cross mobilized 29 of its staff with 3 water trucks and 5 water treatment plants. For four weeks they worked across the border in Haiti, distributing more than 700,000 liters of clean water to communities affected by the hurricane.
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng has asked localities in central coastal regions to take measures to minimise losses caused by on-going floods.
He made the request at an online conference reviewing flood prevention and tackling the aftermath of flooding in 18 coastal provinces and cities in the Central and Central Highlands regions, held in Hà Nội yesterday.
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As a country prone to natural hazards, Cuba has begun to incorporate lessons and exercises on disaster risk reduction into its school curriculum. Learn how children are leading the way for a society rooted in preparedness and resilience.